Resident Companies

Chamber Music Amici

Chamber Music Amici was the first resident company of the Richard E. Wildish Community Theater, founded in 2009. With five core musicians, guest musicians as needed, a part-time staff, and dedicated community board members, our mission is to produce excellent, affordable chamber music concerts which appeal to all ages. In collaboration with the Springfield School District, Eugene School District 4J, the Emerald Art Center and the University of Oregon, we also aim to promote the development of a new generation of chamber music lovers.

More information about Chamber Music Amici can be found on their website

Swing Shift Jazz Orchestra

Swing Shift is a Eugene, Ore.-based big band that features some of the Willamette Valley’s finest jazz musicians. It was formed in 1978 under the auspices of the city of Eugene’s Parks and Recreation Department as an outlet for interested players to rehearse and perform big band music.

The band has always had a strong educational emphasis. Many of its members are (or were) music educators or students. Performances and workshops for public schools and jazz festivals are regular events, and members are often adjudicators and/or clinicians.

For more information about Swing Shift, visit their web site

Rose Children's Theater

The mission of Rose Children’s Theatre is to strengthen our community by empowering children and their families through the experience of performing arts and the magic of theater.

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Riverside Chamber Symphony

The Riverside Chamber Symphony is an ensemble of about 30 outstanding non-professional musicians from Eugene, Springfield, and Lane County, Oregon. The goal of the orchestra and choir is to provide a high quality experience in the study, practice, and performance of a variety of musical literature for advanced non-professional players in the region. Many of the participants have outstanding training and experience in orchestras throughout the world. The orchestra meets for three concert cycles per year, each for 8 to 10 weeks, culminating in performances at various sites.

More information available at their website

Fools Haven Shakespeare

Fools Haven is an alliance among dedicated local actors who have a yen for Shakespeare. The actors for each show are selected from those with proven audience appeal.  Since 2015, the company has involved approximately 40 local actors and technicians, for performances of Shakespeare as well as new plays. Fools Haven actors bring a wealth of experience. Some have performed with companies around the country. Some are also teachers, tutors, and directors. The ones who teach refer their best students for consideration in the shows. All performers are experienced, or schooled and skilled.

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